It is a fact that psychology is critical to the longevity of an athlete’s career. Athletes must be balanced equally in body and mind. Getting into “the zone” is a core part of the disposition needed for success in any sport.
There are many factors which influence sporting abilities and the probability of success. They range from genetics, physical ability, perfection of techniques to the athlete’s mental abilities. It is equally as important as to possess the physical capacity to win as it is the mental ability to win.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) focuses on the discovery or patterns of human behavior, which affects an individual’s goals and endeavor. NLP deciphers the strategies, techniques and physiology used by athletes in order to achieve excellence. This is a process which can be learned in a short space of time. NLP provides multiple techniques to maintain the motivation to train, which will allow an athlete to achieve the highest level of success within his or her capacity.
The top world champions understand that this formula sincerely makes the difference whether or not an athlete wins or loses the gold. Identifying and setting personal performance goals are key to the athlete’s overall ability to succeed. Goal setting will help the athlete focus on the desired outcome and what is required to achieve that goal.
Tune in to this segment of The NLP View Radio Show, as host, Donna Blinston, R.N. is joined by author, Jackie Wilkinson to discuss her best-selling book, “Succeed in Sport, Train-Learn-Adapt-Improve”. January 18th, 2013 at 2pm EDT/7pmGMT! Stay Tuned!